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February 23, 2019

You probably spent about 1,100 hours with each of your first - fifth grade teachers. What was your first grade teacher’s name and what do you remember about her/him? 

Chuck St. John ONLY remembers Mrs. Greenwood and one other elementary teacher. He shared his memories and this Newlon Elementary faculty photo from 1953. Mrs. Greenwood (bottom row, far left) taught us more about Mr. Vissner (top row, 5th from left), the PE teacher, who supported her decision to have a humbled “Brilliant Robby” join second grade. Principal Mr. Hansen (top row, far right) was one of the 10 teachers including Mrs. Greenwood hired in 1935, so they had an immediate bond and retired one after the other in 1974 and ‘75. 

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December 27, 2018

Marie L. Greenwood was one of 15 Denver residents to be featured in the engaging Denver Wildsam Field Guide, edited by Samantha Fields Alviani, for residents and tourists alike: Order a copy today!

                Mrs. Greenwood with Samantha Fields Alviani during their interview. 

December 6, 2018

Click here to watch the story 9News aired on December 5, 2018. What an inspiration!

May 8, 2018

The Colorado Trust, a non-profit dedicated to advancing the health and well-being of the people of Colorado, recently wrote an article called "The Thread that Ties Segregation and Gentrification". The author, Kristin Jones, reached out to Mrs. Greenwood to recall her memories about racism in Denver dating back to over 90 years ago. Read the full article here

April 29, 2018

Mrs. Greenwood welcomed five Greenwood Academy 6th graders who are studying her book, Every Child Can Learn, to learn effective teaching strategies they will implement as teachers of 3rd graders during EOTO Summer Program. Click here to listen to the highlights of their visit.

Mrs. Greenwood was stunned by the teaching practices students had recognized from reading just 4 vignettes about students Mrs. Greenwood had taught 75-80 years ago. Mrs. Greenwood hopes all teacher education candidates are taught the strategies the 6th graders identified.

Mrs. Greenwood’s teaching strategies:

  • Works to be sure every child succeeds

  • Is Firm/authoritative with sincere concern

  • Takes time to problem solve 

  • S...

November 14, 2017

Listen to Colorado Public Radio's Education Reporter Jenny Brundin’s tribute to Mrs. Greenwood which she recorded when we took Mrs. Greenwood to Morey Middle School where in 1929 as an eighth grader she met lifelong friends and discovered her love and success in sports. 

September 27, 2017

Students and adult guests celebrated each other at the 6th Annual Each One Teach One Recognition Luncheon in the Marie L. Greenwood Academy Library. First - sixth graders demonstrated their confidence and joy of learning when they introduced themselves to VIPs. 

During Luncheon conversations students taught guests about engaging books they have rigorously studied in Each One Teach One.  Guests were inspired by young children’s passion for composting and their knowledge of warm and cold weather crops children love to grow and eat in the school garden. New bikers convinced guests why EOTO Summer Program is so much fun, because they learn to ride bikes safely to neighborhood parks and to tend other schools’ gar...

June 18, 2017

“If you have a garden  and a library, you have everything you need.”  ~ Cicero, B.C. Roman philosopher, statesman, and orator. Cicero was a wise man, and Each One Teach One (EOTO) students are thriving in his wisdom 2060 years after he lived.

Children's “Summer slide” is well documented where they return to school in the Fall and have to relearn skills from their previous grade before moving forward. Instead EOTO gives students' learning a boost. During its 9th year of Summer Program, in June 2017, 66 Greenwood students joyfully engaged in:

1) one hour of rigorous, conversational literacy study with a garden-themed or community-service focused book in very small groups. Students even dramatized Katie’s C...

May 11, 2017

How blessed students are to be enthralled by the history of downtown Denver 1925 – 2017 by “Walking in the Footsteps of Mrs. Greenwood,” the only living namesake of a Denver Public School. Students walk the streets she did from her apartment across from the historic Molly Brown House to Morey Middle School where she was not allowed to swim in the pool because of her color. They sit in the same West High Auditorium seats and read from her autobiography about when Principal Dr. Harry Kepner convened the whole school and demanded tolerance and respect among all students. They gather on the stage where Mrs. Greenwood was despondent and didn’t hear that she had

achieved her audacious goal and was ranked third in...

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